About QCC

The Queen City Contra Dance has been a fixture in the Burlington area for over thirty years. The dance is organized and supported by a lively community of dancers, musicians and callers.

Our Mission & Community Values

Queen City Contras is a Burlington-based non-profit that provides fun, high-quality contra dancing with live music and calling to sustain a longstanding New England tradition. We are members of the Country Song and Dance Society (CDSS).  The following values are shared by the QCC Organizing Committee:

  • Contra dancing is a fun, social, and healthy activity that is open to individuals and families of all ages.
  • The QCC dance is welcoming to beginners and is attractive to more experienced dancers.
  • Contra dancing builds and maintains community among dancers and performers.  Shelburne-Town-Hall-Contra-Dance-10
Our Volunteers

A committee of volunteers organizes the dance and meets approximately every other month. A larger community of volunteers help to set up the dance, clean up afterwards, collect admission, host out-of-town performers, and spread the word about what’s happening.

Committee members:
  • Brian Appleberry
  • Sophia Donforth
  • Kathy Gruber
  • Lucie Holcomb
  • Don Peabody
  • Jason Storer
  •  Lianna Tennal